Broken Aesop - The movie makes no distinction between either murder and killing in self defense, or carrying weapons for protection and carrying weapons for criminal purposes. In essence, the movie boils down their message to to all killing and all guns are bad.
Michael Sullivan, Jr.: I saw then that my father's only fear was that his son would follow the same road. And that was the last time I ever held a gun.
- Averted in the graphic novel, which eschews any kind of moral meaning in favor of a "just the facts, ma'am" approach to the story.